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ejmi. 2018; 2(4): 224-226 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2018.97268

Urinary tract infections in pediatric patients with celiac disease

Derya Kalyoncu1, Nafiye Urgancı2
1Istinye State Hospital,Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training And Research Hospital, Pediatrics, 2Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training And Research Hospital, Division Of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of urinary tract infections in children with celiac disease (CD). Methods: 120 patients with CD aged from 1 year to 16 years (mean 6.65±4.61), and 45 age and sex matched healthy children were screened for urinary tract infections by urinalysis and urine culture. Results: Only 5 patients had urinary tract infection in whom urine culture was positive for Escherichia coli (E.coli) whereas no urinary tract infection was detected in healthy children. Also no urinary abnormalities in urinalysis were obtained from study participants. Conclusion: No significant difference was observed in prevalence of urinary tract infections between pediatric patients with CD and healthy children.


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Kalyoncu D, Urgancı N. Urinary tract infections in pediatric patients with celiac disease. ejmi. 2018; 2(4): 224-226

Corresponding Author: Kalyoncu D.

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